Hair­cut for a good cause

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IT WAS im­por­tant for Emma Peter­son to not waste her hair that many took for granted – and oth­ers no longer had.

Af­ter do­ing some re­search, Miss Peter­son found a char­ity, Va­ri­ety’s “Hair with Heart” cam­paign, that she could do­nate her un­wanted hair to.

The cam­paign makes wigs for chil­dren who have lost their hair due to med­i­cal con­di­tions.

“I have wanted to cut my hair short for a while any­way,” Emma said.

“But con­sid­er­ing the length, I wanted to see if I was able to do­nate it so it wouldn’t go to waste.

“I cre­ated a do­na­tion page and booked my hair­cut.

“I have cut about 40 cen­time­tres off my hair, so now it is shoul­der length.”

The 23-year-old Rock­hamp­ton woman, who works in dis­abil­ity care and home sup­port, had set a goal to raise $250 to do­nate to the char­ity, along with her hair.

“Over­whelm­ingly, I have smashed my goal and raised $394 so far,” she said.

“The money raised will go into Va­ri­ety’s pro­grams, help­ing Aussie kids who are sick, dis­ad­van­taged, or have spe­cial needs.

“This is a cause very close to my heart.”

If you would like to do­nate to Emma’s page, go to the link be­low.

Hair­with­heart.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/hair-with-heart-emma

Allan Reinikka ROK140918aemma5 Photo:

HAIR TO­DAY: Emma Peter­son cut off 40cm of her hair to do­nate to Va­ri­ety. The hair is to be made into wigs for chil­dren who have lost their hair due to med­i­cal con­di­tions.

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